Greg A. Adams is the chair and chief executive officer of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, which includes integrated care and coverage under the Kaiser Permanente brand, the KP Medical Foundation, and Risant Health and its subsidiaries.

The entire Kaiser Permanente enterprise provides coverage for over 13.2 million people and touches the lives of millions more every year with the many additional patients we care for in our communities. Over 260,000 employees and 25,700 physicians work together to provide high-quality, affordable care and coverage while improving the health of communities within 9 markets across the nation.

Adams is expanding access to Kaiser Permanente’s distinct model of value-based care and coverage through Risant Health, which was launched in 2023. Kaiser Permanente’s leading nonprofit, integrated model has provided a proven example of value-based care for almost 80 years, resulting in some of the best health outcomes in the nation, a lower total cost of care, and an increase in health equity.

Dedicated to improving health and equity, Adams has championed the expansion of traditional quality measures to include health outcomes measured through the lens of race and ethnicity. As leader of a multicultural, multiracial organization, Adams is also committed to advancing workforce equity and inclusion for the employees and physicians who represent all the communities Kaiser Permanente serves.

Adams has over 4 decades of experience in the health care industry. He has held leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente for the past 25 years. Prior to assuming the role of chair and chief executive officer in 2019, Adams served as executive vice president and group president, with direct responsibility for health plan and hospital operations in all Kaiser Permanente regions.

Adams was named one of the most influential people in health by Time magazine in its TIME100 Health list. He was also named to Modern Healthcare’s most influential people in health care for 4 consecutive years, ranking number 10 on the 2023 list. He is a member of the board of directors for AHIP and the Business Roundtable. Adams is both a governor and steward within the Global Health and Healthcare Community at the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and the National Association of Health Services Executives, and serves on the board of directors for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Adams is a founding member of ELEVATE, a program comprised of Black health care executives who mentor and guide other leaders who are on an upward trajectory in their health care careers.

Adams has a bachelor’s degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and a graduate degree from Wichita State University.